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betty's chicken and couscous (burger) patties

Recipe by
Betty Bramanis

A great budget recipe. Minced chicken (you could use pork too) with grated carrot, cilantro (coriander) and couscous. Perfect in a burger or with a salad or veggies. Serve with sauce of your choice, my kids like tomato/ketchup but I like sweet chili. These need at least 30 minutes refrigeration time.

yield serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For betty's chicken and couscous (burger) patties

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 pound (500g) chicken mince (or pork)
  • 2 carrots grated (about 2 cups worth)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (coriander)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup oil - for frying

How To Make betty's chicken and couscous (burger) patties

  • 1
    Place the couscous in a bowl and pour 1 cup of boiling water. Give a quick stir and cover with cling wrap. Set aside for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and leave to cool.
  • 2
    Place the cooled couscous and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix well. Shape into 8 even patties with wet hands. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • 3
    To cook the patties: heat oil (medium/high heat) in a large frying pan (I use my electric fry pan) . Cook for about 4 minutes on each side.